NC General Statue 115C-296(b), NCDPI's Licensure Section has established a 5-year window, immediately following the retirement date, during which a teacher is not required to obtain CEUs, regardless of when the teacher's license actually expires. The 5-year window begins at retirement. If a teacher otherwise licensed at retirement applies for a renewal of a license during the 5-year window, the Licensure Section will issue a 'new' or renewed license notwithstanding the absence of CEUs during the 5-year period.
5-year license cycle is 7/1/2011 to 6/30/2016
Retirement date is 7/1/2013
Eligible for renewal without CEUs from 7/1/2013 to 6/30/2018
Any renewals for this license after 6/30/2018 will require CEUs
A retired educator is responsible for applying for this renewal through the on-line licensure system. First the educator must register for an on-line licensure account and then create the application. Documentation from the Retirement System of the educator's retirement date is required and will need to be scanned and uploaded when making this request. The application will also require a non-refundable $55 licensure processing fee which must be paid by credit card (MasterCard or VISA).